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Volume 890: debated on Monday 14 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the immigration of dependants of Commonwealth citizens already settled in the United Kingdom and of East African passport holders and their dependants to end.

It has never been the practice to publish forecasts of this kind. The future rate of entry depends on a wide variety of social, economic and other factors. But it is likely that the United Kingdom passport holders who are heads of household in East Africa and who wish to come here will have been admitted by the end of this Parliament if it runs its full course.